Stage star and former Mr. Von Trapp, Christopher Plummer, will topline the new Indie film, Beginners, alsongside Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds), and Goran Visnjic (ER). Production has already begin in Los Angeles.
The film, for Olympus Pictures and Parts and Labor, is being directed by Mike Mills ("Thumbsucker"), who also penned the script. The film is being produced by Dean Vanech, Jay Von Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang and Miranda de Pencier.
For now, the producers are tight-lipped on plot details.
Best known for playing Captain Von Trapp alongside Julie Andrews in the film version of The Sound of Music, Christopher Plummer has is a 7-time Tony nominee/winner. He has appeared on Broadway in such productions as The Starcross Story, Home is the Hero, The Dark is Light Enough (Theatre World Award), The Lark, The Auk, J.B. (Tony nominee), Arturo Ui, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Cyrano (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), The Good Doctor, Othello (Tony nominee, Drama Desk Award), Macbeth, No Man's Land (Tony and Drama Desk nominee), Barrymore (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), King Lear (Tony and Drama Desk nominee), and Inherit the Wind (Tony and Drama Desk nominee). He has played most of the great roles in classic repertoirE. Plummer returned to the stage at The Stratford Festival of Canada in August 2008 in a critically acclaimed performance as Julius Caesar in George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra" directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff (of Jersey Boys fame). The Tony-decorated pair will team up again at the Stratford Festival this upcoming summer for the Tempest, also starring Nikki M. James alongside Plummer.